Fleet tracking is a management system that uses GPS tracking to monitor the activity of a fleet of vehicles and assets (e.g., workers, equipment). It is often referred to as vehicle tracking or Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL). A fleet is generally a collection of land-based assets, such as cars, trucks, field workers and powered or unpowered equipment (e.g., trailers).
GPS fleet tracking uses telematics technology to collect data from fleet vehicles and assets. Using a vehicle tracking device attached to a vehicle’s OBD port or connected to the vehicle’s wiring harness, this data is normally collected in near real time (actively), so it is more useful for fleet managers and business owners. GPS fleet tracking system data can be used to make strategic decisions about fleet operations (e.g., Which vehicle should I dispatch to a new job? Where is the nearest crane? How many generators do we have in the yard? Has my lone worker returned from the jobsite?)
Benefits of a fleet tracking system
An effective fleet tracking solution can help improve fleet operations in a number of ways:
- Driver behavior by reducing engine idling time and harsh cornering
- Fuel consumption with smart routing functionality
- Dispatching and customer satisfaction with smart ETAs
- Compliance with Transport Canada regulations like Hours of Service (HOS) and the ELD mandate
- Vehicle maintenance costs by tracking vehicle diagnostic information
- Asset tracking with geofence monitoring and iot device integrations
GPS fleet tracking is an important part of fleet management software.
For fleet tracking to be effective you need fleet tracking software that intelligently interprets the huge amount of data coming in from fleet tracking devices and converts it into easy-to-use reporting dashboards and exception alerts.
GPS fleet tracking
Our GPS fleet tracking software monitors your entire mobile workforce with increased visibility through our easy-to-use dashboards, detailed maps and apps.
GPS asset tracking
With GPS asset tracking software from Verizon Connect, you can monitor equipment and on-site assets while improving security, utilization and uptime.